Harrogate and Ripon volunteers awarded

CVS volunteers awarded. (S)
CVS volunteers awarded. (S)
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Volunteers at Harrogate and Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service (HARCVS) were awarded certificates in a special annual event.

The event is held each year to celebrate and acknowledge the contribution of volunteers to the work of HARCVS and its community projects Talking Spaces and the Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP).

HARCVS and its projects are supported by more than 250 volunteers carrying out more than 280 hours of volunteering every week across the district.

Harrogate Mayor Coun Mike Newby was also in attendance at the event and presented certificates to some volunteers who were thanked for their commitment and dedication, making the work of the charity possible.

HARCVS chief executive Karen Weaver also took the opportunity to present the mayor with a certificate, thanking him for him continued support for the voluntary and community sector in the Harrogate district.

HARCVS provides support and training on all aspects of setting up and running a successful charity, community group or social enterprise in the Harrogate District.

HELP provides support for older or vulnerable people and those with a disability to remain independent in their own home.

The projects help at home, opening doors, and carers’ time off are all supported by a team of volunteers helping people around the home and out and about in the community.

Talking Spaces promotes mental health and wellbeing, providing counselling services, support groups, and one to one support.

Below is a list of volunteers who were presented with certificates:

Talking Spaces volunteers Heather Meek, Maggie Buckley, Katie Higgings, and Sarah Rymer.

HELP volunteers Keith Manning, Gill Crichton, Susan Dinsdale, Lizzie Jackson, Lynda Clough, and Bev Carrol.

And Jess Quigley from the HARCVS office.